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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, John Bailo wrote on Mon, 25 Apr 2005 11:30:19 -0700 This is a...

Ping wjbell: You might want to give Mepis a try
I've just read your post concerning kubuntu and I had several of the same problems that you had. I think kubuntu has some issues that ubuntu doesn't. I just discovered mepis and...

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begin oevirus.scr It was on Mon, 25 Apr 2005 21:00:02 +0000, that The Ghost In The Machine was seen to write: And also saying that linux has 64bit applications too! :-) Why...

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DFS How do you figure its 'less than the cost to produce' ? Distributions in general...

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begin oevirus.scr It was on Wed, 27 Apr 2005 01:15:50 -0400, that DFS was seen to write: Uh, except it's not really free...

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Notice the survey results are "closed source" You have to pay for them. Despite the way Groklaw spins it, the usage of Linux and OSS mostly boils down to cost, regardless of the size...

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DFS Kier is a *USER* you f***wit. And in regards to the article by Stallman re the GPL, he is always...

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Kier Ridiculous. The user of someone else's software has no inherent "freedom" to copy programs or read the source or reverse engineer it. Those benefits are bestowed...

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What is it about Linux-OSS that makes you guys want to remove someone's right to...

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Ray Ingles Technically it's not even copyright infringement if you are using the copy yourself or at...

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On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:45:26 -0400, DFS Yes, they can. Bollocks. You really are a complete wanker, aren't you? As far as...

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DFS To a USER, it is and ALWAYS will be free DooFuS, just not to those who...

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JEDIDIAH Uhm, not really. DEA would be the agency dealing with any of the restricted schedule drugs...

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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Mark Kent wrote on Thu, 28 Apr 2005 18:52:17 +0100 That is more or less correct, and until we...

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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Mark Kent wrote on Thu, 28 Apr 2005 23:03:42 +0100 The entire history of pot is a bit...

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DFS poked his little head through the XP firewall and said: That sucks. Sounds to me like you're doing the spin here. Having been frustrated many a time with software that...

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That's the distinct exception. It's the rare Linux user who will be able to find and fix and recompile and redeploy an OSS app that has a...

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Linønut Which is why MS is offering more 'trial' editions or 'developer' editions of software, the inclusion of so many MS products in a MSDN subscription etc, they are trying to keep developers, which...

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wrote on Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:55:33 +0100 Depends on the definition of "old". I remember the Amiga. Much promise...

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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DFS wrote on Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:27:37 -0400 Eh? Oops, I meant $30B. My bad. Only in the mind of Loonyvocates, who don't exist anyway. I don't know BG's investment...

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wrote on Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:48:30 +0100 Or when sounded as 'A' as in 'neighbor' or 'weigh'. Of...

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On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 01:13:40 -0400, DFS I find it normal. Not everyone has perfect mastery of either the Englsih language or the keyboard, and may be in...

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Why do you contradict yourself? People are MORE gullible and thicker than you think BECAUSE they would rather spend thousands on MS and...

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rapskat Yes, much more than the previous parts, and the characters are more similar to the ones in the comics. It's a pity that they did not include Morbius the...

Microsoft sez: "Linux is the expected winner
Paul Hovnanian P.E. Jim conversation Alchin was firing a distracting blow, a diversion intended to avoid directly confronting...

Real Users Scoof at 'Miniscule' Desktop Share of Win 64 compared to Mainstream Linux 64
Look, I am probably in the wrong place, and I anm certain to sound like an idiot, but I can deal with...

Microsoft Pushes PC Design Innovation
Microsoft on Monday announced the start of a design compebreastion to rethink the desktop computer. The company thinks it is time to move beyond the...

Microsoft Pushes PC Design Innovation
In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Sinister Midget wrote on Tue, 26 Apr 2005 09:30:05 GMT Feh. You wanna design description? Here's one! Three, in...

Microsoft and the Linux flipping phenomenon
Microsoft and the 24-hour Linux phenomenon Neil McAllister April 25 2005 Recently I had...

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On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 08:04:33 -0700, Daeron Lie #1 only because it is virtually impossible...

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In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Daeron wrote on 26 Apr 2005 08:04:33 -0700 Now? Dell switched some time...

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B Please note that this is by no means an authorative web site. The author doesn't even list his credentials...

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B Sounds like this was written ages ago. Installing Redhat is almost automatic, confirm that display etc have been found correct, and lean...

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Glad to see you gave it a go. Read a book, people have to if they really want...

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What's so "cryptic" about hunting through the "Control Panel"? What you're whining about is the fact that it is DIFFERENT than Windows and thus not what you...

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On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:31:17 +0200, B Obscure? What is so obscure about changing it in GNOME, where it's a simple...

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William Poaster I always thought he said he didn't read 'begin ' posts? Besides, if you don't dance along, its hard to play the 'COLA is attacking poor MS' shuffle.... Don't forget, don't just...

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I have encountered spyware that required not only knowledge of the registry, but I finally had to boot...

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It does if you want to hook that Windows system to the Internet. Perhaps because the difference in number of vulnerabilities is so marked...

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Ray Ingles The operative word being that system. Or, perhaps because CERT has large numbers of MS-hating Linux-OSS nuts on staff...

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On Mon, 02 May 2005 11:34:23 -0400, DFS I think a better analogy on the sendmail issue would be freeways and other...

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Yes, hooking up a Windows system to the Internet will cause it not to work unless you knw your way around the registry. Glad we agree. Man, I might add that to my .sig collection...

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Ray Ingles Correction: Yes, hooking up that malware-infected Windows system to the Internet will...

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Of course, the user got malware-infected by connecting to the Internet. All those malware-infected machines got infected by connecting to the Internet. So, if you want to hook up a Windows system...

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Ray Ingles Your circular reasoning is making you dizzy. Good. I am. And I probably shouldn't have stated it that way. What I believe is a telco isn't...

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Hey, you're almost right! But if they *do* provide service, they have to carry evrything. Look up "common carrier" sometime...

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Ray Ingles Great. Unix: making the web safer, one criminal at a time. Now the specs are your excuse? What about the "telco liability" excuse? Will they listen to a...

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Linønut Something like what? Like buying a company or a technology and not doing with it what Linux nutjobs...

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Linønut Article from Wired, quoted verbatim and in its entirety... I had a laugh... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Did...

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Ray Ingles I don't have installed or even own any unlicensed software. Knowingly. But there might be a "gotcha" that this discussion prompted me to investigate. A couple weeks ago I...

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JEDIDIAH Yes. And? It happens every single day in every industry. Companies decide to stop making, selling...

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Philip Callan So? That doesn't mean MS bought the program just to kill it. Why would they do that, since it would only harm Windows users? And...

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Linønut Any restrictions on use are an inconvenience if you are capable of doing more in an unrestricted environment, nut. Windows has been designed from the beginning as a personal computer platform that allows...

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Unix was designed to allow multiple users and multiple *processes* to coexist happily on a server, able to do whatever they wanted to do...

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But... but... I thought *everyone* wanted to play games, and no one can play games under Linux! So games must be a critical feature of Windows! How dare you dismiss them so cavalierly...

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Ray Ingles But... but... but... your post said "most apps of any complexity require administrator privileges to function." Then you pointed...

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Ghengis Khan was pretty focused on his goals, too. As was Stalin. Doesn't mean that I admire them. As...

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Latest figures I see are ~$27B, from what I can see mostly Microsoft stock. Of course, from what I can see, it's only actually *distributed* a small fraction of that. In 2003, they contributed...

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Ray Ingles Well if you bother to download the 2003 auditor's report PDF, you see a total buttets figure of $40B. The foundation grant summary shows about $8B since inception...

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Philip Callan A tempest in a teapot, Phil, and all the more misleading due to your out of context references, but the scenario is as follows: 1. Microsoft has a general belief...

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DFS wrote something like: Are you that much of a wanker. I've been away for 3 days. Coming back to this...

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billwg wrote something like: BG appears to be the type who thinks the bottom line only. Supplying a perfect product doesn't fit that ideal, hence the many 9x 'upgrades' he...

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billwg wrote something like: I have worked extensively with all Consumer Debt desktop versions of windows and disagree. win98 was little more than win95+plus and they had very...



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